Indians on blind do you think you will get a green card?

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  • American Express vista133
    I am not fully aware of the details of this new bill. If I summarise as today Indian and Chinese backlog is huge and delays to GC are now 15+years. While other nationalities have less delays 2-5y.

    With the new bill, everybody will be waiting 10y? Is that correct? Better for some, worst for others?
    Sep 17 20
    • Apple prolly
      @American Express: here’s a publication by Cato that argues why the country quota for H1B is unfair. https://www.cato.org/blog/are-country-limits-necessary-promote-diversity

      Sure, Cato is pro immigrant but they make some good arguments in the publication.
      Sep 17
    • American Express vista133
      I'm not against immigration. I am one myself... My point is most European wouldn't have the stamina to go through 10y backlog as you guys do.

      It is already seen by many EU citizens as a quality life downgrade to move to US. The incremental gain and career growth is not worth it. So only certain groups would accept to survive this 10y backlog.

      Now the solution is not to mistreating everyone poorly but rather to improve the system so that those who receive a GC, receive it in 2years and not in 10+...
      Sep 17
    • Google / Mgmt hoopla.xyz
      @vista we have been waiting for that fix for 15 years now. If only congress passed something more substantial I won't be here agreeing to even baby steps like 1044.

      If we can't even pass this bill, I have no hope for anything more substantial to pass, because RoW cares only about them and the rest don't care because we aren't white.

      Tell me one meaningful reform in the last 15 years to fix either the backlog or anything else in EB immigration for that matter ? 0
      Sep 17
    • American Express vista133
      I know that sucks.

      I dont have exact numbers but what's the expected outcome of 1044 for Indians and for others?

      One can assume that it will only marginally reduce the waiting line for Indians, maybe 12-15y instead of current 15+... and it will push everybody else to the same 15y in place of current 2-3y .... isn't a no win situation ? Even as Indian I wouldn't support it. I'd rather fight for a better solution for myself and for others...
      Sep 18
    • Google / Mgmt hoopla.xyz
      Again where do you get these numbers? It's not 12-15 years.

      It will be 6-10 years while the backlog is being cleared and after that it will be consistent 5-6 years for everyone.

      For someone who has to wait 150 years 5-6 years is not hard. For the rest it changes from 2-3 to 5-6.
      Sep 18
  • Airbnb NotAnAlly
    At this point it's faster to raise a baby to 18 and have them sponsor you 😭
    Sep 17 7
    • Yes do not think that it is going to be there for long. They want to limit immediate relatives to spouse and minor children.
      Sep 17
    • Amazon sage-maker
      Seems like this bill is going for a vote in the Senate tomorrow (unless someone blocks it again). Hope for the best!
      Sep 18
    • Apple A213
      I think I will start planning to leave US if the bill gets passed. Will find a start up in India, get some IITians to work with me so its easy to get funding and then live like a king. 😎
      Sep 18
    • SAP baygal
      We all choose exile over living like a king, don’t we?
      Sep 18
    • Apple A213
      Yes we do. The reason being some of us lack self belief. We think that we can’t make it big in India. Let me tell you that we can. We are more than capable. Besides, if US wants to educate us well and then let us go back to our country to innovate and make our country better, then why not! 😄
      Sep 18
  • Google / Mgmt hoopla.xyz
    We have two types of people on blind. One who pretends not to care about GC, but internally does care about GC and the second, do care about GC.

    There are 2 types of reactions that people exhibit for this issue:
    1) pretend like I don't care about it or live in delusion that my h1 will always renew and even with mounting evidence keep a false hope.
    2) shit their pants.

    A good reaction is between 1 and 2. The other thing is these folks, when you tell them that they can help themselves if they advocate for themselves, usually expect someone else to advocate for them.

    These same folks think that they are on h1, so they can't reach out to lawmakers (false) or that reaching out somehow jeopardizes their paperwork (false). They also can't see that the folks who are pushing for the bill are all folks like them on h1 - the only difference is that they care about their family that the volunteer. These folks who are hesitant do care about themselves and their family too, but feel that "let someone else do the work, I will sit and enjoy the fruits of labor". 😀

    I have been in enough townhalls. I have seen undocumented show up. With constant fear of deportation, losing their day's wage, they still show up. Our folks on the other hand, are worried (while they are legal and have status).

    If you think the issue is important, volunteer and donate (whatever works for you). Don't pretend your are helpless. So many of RoW folks who oppose the bill are like you, but they are reaching out to lawmakers and shitting on the only bill that helps you.

    If you don't help yourself, no one is coming to help you.
    Sep 17 9
    • Google some-swe
      @hoopla.xyz how is your autistic kid doing ? I wish him well 🤙
      Sep 17
    • Google / Mgmt hoopla.xyz
      No idea who you are talking about. I have a 2 year old kid. 🤷🏽‍♂️ I think I have some idea of who you are talking about, but that's not me.
      Sep 17
    • Google some-swe
      No worries, I wish your kid well 🤘
      Sep 17
    • T-Mobile CtjL17
      Google vs Google 🍿
      Sep 17
    • Microsoft cptlsm
      @hoopla. 2016. But doesn’t matter. It’s current for 485 filing. You can just get your ead /AP and chill.
      Sep 20
  • Uber twhgj466
    Canada ! I am fine with less money and depressing weather !
    Sep 17 0
  • As long as Trump is the president. The answer is no😔
    Sep 17 3
    • Microsoft cptlsm
      If there is any chance it is with trump. 0 chance under a democrat rule.
      Sep 18
    • Apple A213
      That’s what he wants you to think. Ever since he came to office, he has done everything in his power to cut down on legal immigration (even though he says he supports it). If you don’t believe me, check out the stats for yourself.
      Sep 18
    • Microsoft cptlsm
      Lol. Right. I remember this problem being fixed when the Dems had the Whitehouse , senate and house.
      Sep 20
  • Amazon sage-maker
    Seems like this bill is going for a vote in the Senate tomorrow (unless someone blocks it again). Hope for the best!
    Sep 18 0
  • Adobe Abt
    Is Canada a good option or going back to India a better one? Been waiting for nearly 9 years now and not sure how long it’s going to be. Really tiring.
    Sep 17 2
    • Adobe Abt
      Doesn’t matter past 2011
      Sep 17
    • General Motors linuxos
      If you have young kids and want to secure a future for them (citizenship wise) then Canada is a good idea.
      Sep 18
  • General Motors linuxos
    I know a few Indians who escaped the "H1B prison" by getting married to GC-holders/US citizens.

    Solution: If you're Indian/mainland Chinese and plan to get a H1B, don't be married first :)
    Sep 18 0
  • If I run out of my patience, I will move to Melbourne
    Sep 17 0
  • Agoda 110
    What is the time frame for getting a greencard for global manager on L1 ?
    Sep 17 1
    • Amazon badroma
      For Indian citizens it is now 2-4 years.
      Sep 17